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DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 14. SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT [102000 - 102700]

  ( Part 14 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )

CHAPTER 5. Powers and Functions of District [102200 - 102355]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )

ARTICLE 5. Transit Facilities and Service [102280 - 102289]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374. )

102280.
  

The district may provide transit service for the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by any means, both within and outside the district.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)

102281.
  

The district may provide charter bus service, special school service, and other service to the extent permitted under federal law.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 522, Sec. 10. (AB 709) Effective January 1, 2019.)

102282.
  

The board may contract with a public agency or person to provide transit facilities and services for the district. A public agency may contract with the district to provide transit facilities and services for the public agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 522, Sec. 11. (AB 709) Effective January 1, 2019.)

102283.
  

The district may construct and operate or acquire and operate transit works and facilities in, under, upon, over, across, or along any state or public highway or any stream, bay or water course, or over any of the lands which are the property of the state, to the same extent that such rights and privileges appertaining thereto are granted to municipalities within the state.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)

102284.
  

(a) The district may enter into agreements for the joint use of any property and rights by the district and any public agency or public utility operating transit facilities; may enter into agreements with any public agency or public utility operating any transit facilities, and wholly or partially within or without the district, for the joint use of any property of the district or of the public agency or public utility, or the establishment of through routes, joint fares, transfer of passengers or pooling arrangements.

(b) In addition to any power described in subdivision (a), the district may enter into agreements for the joint use or joint development of any property or rights by the district and any public agency, or public utility operating transit facilities or nontransit facilities, or both, or any other person, firm, corporation, association, organization, or other entity, public or private, either, in whole or in part, within or outside the district, for the joint use or development of any nontransit facilities of the district or of the public agency, public utility, person, firm, corporation, association, organization, or other entity, public or private, for the establishment of through routes, joint fares, transfer of passengers, pooling arrangements, station cost-sharing, connector fees, or land, air, or development rights, sales or leasing, necessary for, incidental to, or convenient for, the full exercise of the powers granted in this chapter. For the purpose of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

(1) “Joint development” includes, but is not limited to, agreements with any person, firm, corporation, association, organization, or other entity, public or private, to develop or to engage in the planning, financing, construction, or operation of nontransit district facilities or development projects adjacent, or physically or functionally related, to district transit facilities.

(2) “Development project” includes, but is not limited to, projects for any use or mixed use including public, commercial, or residential uses.

(3) “Nontransit facilities,” includes, but is not limited to, any land, buildings, or equipment, or interest therein, that is used for the production of transit revenue not arising from the operation of a transit system.

(c) Construction projects or works of improvement for facilities authorized by the district under the terms of a joint development agreement that is approved under the authority conferred by this section shall be considered a public works project subject to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1720) of Part 7 of Division 2 of the Labor Code and shall be enforced by the Department of Industrial Relations in the same manner in which it carries out this responsibility under the Labor Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 250, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1994.)

102285.
  

The rates and charges, if any, for transit service furnished pursuant to this part shall be fixed by the board and shall be reasonable.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)

102286.
  

The district shall be subject to the provisions of Division 14.8 (commencing with Section 34500) of the Vehicle Code with respect to operation of buses and to the rules and regulations enforceable by the Department of the California Highway Patrol pursuant to that chapter regulating the safe operation of buses.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)

102287.
  

The district and any one or more school districts may enter into agreements pursuant to which school transportation equipment may be used by the district.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)

102288.
  

(a) The district may acquire, construct, own, operate, control, or use rights-of-way, rail lines, buslines, stations, platforms, switches, yards, terminals, parking lots, and any and all facilities necessary or convenient for transit service, within or partly outside the district, underground, upon, or above the ground and under, upon or over public streets or other public ways or waterways, together with all physical structures necessary or convenient for the access of persons or vehicles thereto, and may acquire any interest in or rights to use or joint use of any or all of the foregoing; however, installations in state freeways are subject to the approval of the Department of Transportation, and installations in other state highways are subject to Article 2 (commencing with Section 670) of Chapter 3 of Division 1 of the Streets and Highways Code. Installations in county highways and city streets are subject to similar encroachment permits.

(b) In addition to any power described in subdivision (a), the district may, to the extent that it is not expressly provided for in subdivision (a), develop, lease, jointly develop, or jointly use air rights, land rights, development rights, rights-of-way, rail trackage, entrances and exits, and any and all fixed facilities and structures physically or functionally related to transit service.

(c) Construction projects or works of improvement for facilities authorized by the district under the terms of a joint development agreement that is approved under the authority conferred by this section shall be considered a public works project subject to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1720) of Part 7 of Division 2 of the Labor Code and shall be enforced by the Department of Industrial Relations in the same manner in which it carries out this responsibility under the Labor Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 250, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1994.)

102289.
  

The district may lease or contract for the use of its transit facilities, or any portion thereof, to any operator, and may provide for subleases by such operator upon such terms and conditions as it deems in the public interest. The word “operator” as used in this section means any public agency or any person.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1374.)

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